Attorney Profiles

With over 50 years of combined legal experience, Smith & Beckey Injury Lawyers is dedicated to helping our clients receive the compensation and care they deserve.

Your Legal Team


Richard Smith

In his 30 years of practicing law, Richard Smith has always fought for the working man. He has never represented insurance companies or large corporations. His philosophy has always been the same: to fight for what is fair.


Fight for what is fair. Fight for the working person.

With a reputation for forethought and preparedness, Richard Smith has been able to settle many cases without litigation. But if the insurance company acts unfairly in a personal injury or workers’ compensation case, Richard is willing and able to take the case to court. While going to the jury is never the first choice, it is often necessary to be compensated up to the case’s full value.

Richard has been handling personal injury, vehicle collision, workers’ compensation, and social security disability cases in Upstate SC for 30+ years and Western NC for 25+ years. He offers his clients the advantage of being familiar with the doctors and juries in the area. Each case is personally handled by Richard or his partner, Scott, not by a paralegal or adjuster.

From a working-class family, Richard has always represented working people. His father was a police officer and coast guard officer; his mother worked at JCPenney. Richard knows what it is like to put in a hard day’s work, as well as the value of money. Everything he has earned in life was through hard work, but it was also with the help of his family, who always supported him.

Richard’s faith is very important to him. He is committed to pursuing what God would want him to do. He believes that God has led him to help people who have been injured to receive the compensation they deserve.

Location Information


1210 Laurens Rd, Greenville, SC 29607


114 Southport Rd Suite A, Spartanburg, SC 29306


28 Schenck Pkwy, Asheville, NC 28803




Scott Beckey

With over 20 years of experience, Scott has personally handled thousands of personal injury claims to a successful conclusion. He’s not afraid to try a case in court and will do whatever it takes to get you the results you deserve. 


Strong representation you can count on.

Scott Beckey has over 20 years of experience representing injured clients. Before that, he worked as an insurance defense lawyer, so he understands how the other side thinks. He knows that insurance companies hire the best lawyers to fight against people who are injured in accidents. Insurance defense work provided him with insight into how insurance companies operate and the tactics they use to deny claims or pay less than the full value of accident and injury claims. Scott quickly realized that the playing field is stacked against accident victims, and that is why he decided early in his law career that he would fight for injured individuals, not large insurance companies and corporations.

Scott is not afraid to try a case in court. He will do whatever it takes to get you the results you deserve. He has personally handled hundreds of personal injury claims to a successful conclusion. He has filed hundreds of lawsuits and tried dozens of cases to a jury verdict, resulting in a win for his clients. Scott has been awarded the “AV Preeminent Rating” by Martindale-Hubbell, representing the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards.

Before attending the University of South Carolina School of Law, Scott earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Education at Auburn University. After working for several years in the University Housing Office at Furman University, Scott decided to follow his dream of becoming a lawyer. In law school, Scott’s trial expertise was evident from the start. He won the school’s trial team competition and was selected to represent the University of South Carolina School of Law at the regional trial team competition.

Scott Beckey and Richard Smith have been close friends and colleagues for over 20 years, and they have decided to join forces to provide the best possible service to persons injured in accidents. They are both licensed to practice law in North Carolina and South Carolina, and they have handled cases in both states for many years. If you have been hurt in an accident, injured at work, or wrongfully denied Social Security benefits, they would love to fight for you.

When he is not working hard for his clients, Scott can be found cooking BBQ on his smoker, watching college football, and spending time with his wife and daughter.

Location Information


114 Southport Rd Suite A, Spartanburg, SC 29306





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